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About Abprallen

Sales 18,132
On Etsy since 2016

Accessories for the loud, proud, and colourful. Designed in London, UK.

My name is Erik, and Abprallen is my passion, my outlet, and my work. I named it Abprallen after the German translation of my favourite word - ricochet. We are all ever-changing, moving, bounding from one state or place to another.

I was born in London, where I currently live and where Abprallen lives too, but my work has been sent to and rehomed in many different countries, from Argentina to Ukraine (I haven't quite tapped the Zimbabwean market yet!) and I like to think I send a part of me with each order.

I started Abprallen with a £500 fundraising donation from family and friends and it's grown ever since then, it's overwhelming at times to recognise just how big it’s gotten, and I have you to thank for allowing me to live my dream.

As a gay trans man it can be hard to find a place in this world that suits you, so I carved out my own and learned just how many people out there are like me. I get to speak with people all over the world, from so many unique and beautiful backgrounds, and I hope I incorporate some of our stories into my work.

A lot of my art is pastel coloured, I find it an extremely enjoyable palette to work with, it’s comforting and that’s something we could all use more of. I juxtapose it with imagery of skulls and spooky things – an interest of mine since I was a child. There’s something magical about the unknown, the frightening, and the mystical which is why I so frequently feature these themes in my art.

I share my home with three cats, am fond of country, folk, and hip hop music, love arthouse films, museums, galleries, forests, cemeteries, getting lost, and staying home.

I hope you find something of yourself in Abprallen and embrace the parts of you you’ve been told not to love.

- Erik

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  • Erik

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm a gay trans man living in London, UK. I design, create, sell, and ship all of Abprallen's items myself - it's a true labor of love. Abprallen is not a faceless brand, but my pride & joy, I hope you love it as much as I do.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Can you make a specific badge or pin for me?

Unfortunately not. Enamel pins are made in batches from molding and metal, and it's not possible to do individual items.
We are constantly expanding our range so do keep a look out for items which come close to what you're looking for!

Do you offer gift wrapping?

We do!
Please send us a message BEFORE placing your order so we can sort this for you!

Wholesale availability

We generally sell wholesale at a 30% discount. If you would like to discuss this, or to work out numbers that better suit you, please send us an email at abprallenuk@gmail.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Why has my item not arrived?

Please allow up to 28 business days (thats not including weekends and holidays) for your items to arrive. Make sure you check with your local postal service, and with anyone you share a building with in case they have taken it in, but forgotten to tell you.

Abprallen is based in London, UK so domestic orders will arrive quicker than international ones.

If your item has gotten lost or not arrived then we will be more than happy to send you a replacement, or a refund if the items you ordered are no longer available.